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  1. eFestival Music Awards 2017

    1. Rate Glastonbury Festival 2017 (0 - 10 score) 9 2. Best Glastonbury ever (Year) 2011 3. Best Performance at Glastonbury 2017 Royal Blood 4. Worst Performance at Glastonbury 2017 Kaiser Chiefs 5. Best album of the year Gargoyle - Mark Lanegan 6. Best song of the year Plastic Fox - Mik Artistik (ok, so it was last year!) 7. Best gig/tour of 2017 Metallica - O2 Arena 8. Best Other Festival 2017 Download 9. Most Wanted Band for Glastonbury 2019 Rammstein 10. Best New Act Therapy? 11. Legend Award (Dead or Alive!) Fats Domino 12. Biggest Loss To Music in 2017 J Geils
  2. Glastonbury A-Z acts seen

    Amanda Palmer BB King Cabbage Drenge Editors Frank Turner Glen Matlock Hozier Interpol Jimmy Eat World Kasabian Lionel Richie Mik Artistik New Order Of Monsters and Men Patti Smith Queens of the Stone Age Royal Blood Shaggy Toots and the Maytals U2 Vintage Trouble Wilko Johnson Years & Years ok, so there must have been some twits with a glockenspeils calling themselves the Xylophone rebellion band? ZZ Top
  3. Acts you don't "get"

    This thread makes me feel less guilty - went to Glastonbury & Rock Werchter and ran away from all the headliners - I just don't get Foos (ugh, I can't stay awake), Radiohead (ok, so Creep is good, but they stole that one), Linkin Park (I know, I feel really bad about that one), Kings of Leon (now they've lost their cajun style stuff, I tried, I really did). And as for Biffy effing Clyro. While we're at it - Muse - people love them, I just hear MOR bollocks. But, then again, I bung "my" music on and all my mates howl. I'm dragging my daughter kicking and screaming to see Sisters of Mercy next weekend - absolutely no one I know wants to go. At least the wife is up for Mark Lanegan...
  4. Is it busy travelling in on Monday to pick up

    Last year they blocked off the petrol station to stop pick-ups at certain times - not sure about Monday morning. An alternative pick up point could be just the other side of the bridge in Caversham - there's a Waitrose with a big car park (2hr limit). Traffic is a lot better now but still not brilliant. My advice is either really early or really late - traffic clears up after 4pm.
  5. Reading newbie, few questions :)

    White to the arena is a fair stride - probably best part of a mile walk. Weather looks fab so finding a spot that won't be soggy is a lot better this year. There's a boat between Green car park to the festival. Leisure centre is closed throughout. Tesco is a log walk, you'd not want to do that more than once (the one closest to the festival is awkward to get to, the one furthest away is close to the car park - load up when parking). No clue about swapping green/white, but my guess is that if you head for white and get stuck in the lanes, they'll let you in (too much hassle otherwise). But it is a gamble. Extra security means you'll probably want to be heading for the arena sooner rather than later on Friday.
  6. Your top Glastonbury sets ever

    Combination here of fab memories, bands that hooked me straightaway, and honourable mentions for either the crowd or the performer engaging with the crowd. Hard to cut it down, been going since 2010. 1 - The Rolling Stones (2013) 2 - The Kills (2011) - first time I'd ever heard them - been a fan since 3 - Editors (2013) - Papillon at the front 4 - The National (2010) - hooked from that moment on 5 - Motorhead (2015) 6 - Metallica (2014) 7 - The Hives (2013) - on the other stage, got everyone to sit down in the mud 8 - PJ Harvey (2016) 9 - Mik Artistik (2010-17) - gotta be there! 10 - Queens of the Stone Age (2011) - what a brilliant evening on the other stage 11 - Kasabian (2014) 12 - ZZ Top (2016) 13 - Patti Smith (2015) 14 - Royal Blood (2017) 15 - Dolly Parton (2014) 16 - Amanda Palmer (2013) - for the crowd surfing 17 - Imelda May (2010) 18 - The Bad Shepherds (2010) 19 - Blondie (2014) - I was at the back and for some reason the whole crowd started bouncing up and down 20 - Jessie J (2011) - broken leg, getting that little girl to sing brilliantly
  7. Glastocam!

    way better song than Smoke on the water
  8. First festival advice, not Glastonbury

    Camp without guy ropes if possible, or if absolutely necessary, make them short and close to the tent. People will trip over them throughout the night. If they are not in a dedicated quiet camp, then expect neighbours to be enjoying themselves throughout the night - embrace the mayhem.
  9. First festival advice, not Glastonbury

    Go with the flow - and enjoy the crowd. Someone acting an arse, love it don't judge it - it'll make for a way better festival. Don't be part of the crowd crust.
  10. The National

    Due to clashes we were foolishly at the back - loads of space and the three of us off our nuts - loving it. Seen the National at every chance since first seeing them on the Other stage back in 2010 (Matt was kind enough to jump into the crowd, make his way out to me, tap my mate on the head and go back!!) For me the band is contagious - first listen, interesting and some good, then the bug bites and you're off. Matt losing it and banter in the band are all part of the immersion. I did think the setlist was strange - festivals are all about the familiar and the easy to digest - a couple of new ones, ok, but an odd decision. Having watched it on iplayer, I wish we'd moved all the way to the front.
  11. Are Tories welcome at Glastonbury

    Here's my daft idea for paying for university education..... Just take every year being at university and up the state pension age by the same. i.e. if you're 3 years at uni, that's 70 for you. You get paid your state pension at 18-21 instead. Pays for most of the university. (because graduates on average live longer than non-graduates, this isn't quite so insane) Also, the state should chip in for expensive subjects instead of the arts students who have a few lectures a week for 2 terms having to subsidise sciences. (and I'm a physicist!!!)
  12. Rock Werchter 2017

    My thoughts exactly. Fabulous line-up, efficiently delivered. But you're in an arena spending tokens.
  13. Are Tories welcome at Glastonbury

    Yes, to succeed, you need to have made (some) right choices - agreed (you might also have made some wrong ones too!). But success is not guaranteed, no matter how good the choices - whether you do something great/succeed is not entirely under your control. This is the business book publishing and speaker circuit - loads of fools buying into the thinking that if they do what it says they'll be rich. Er... no. The key lesson I've learned is I'm a lucky bastard and should be thankful and give back at every opportunity.
  14. Are Tories welcome at Glastonbury

    No, sorry, when you look at it, it's nearly always down circumstances over which they had no control/influence.
  15. Are Tories welcome at Glastonbury

    I was brought up to look after those most in need. That kindness was a virtue and that a community that looks out for one another is a happier, stronger community. This is the absolute essence of the issue. Roll the dice, you're healthy, wealthy and wise - you choose to care or you decide that everything you have is down to merit. Roll the dice, you might have a chronic condition, you might be born into poverty, you might have been to a crap school - you choose to care or you decide the everything you don't have is down to the system. Choose to care. And sorry, but I get massively angry and upset when the lucky ones think their situation is down to merit - it fucking isn't. So have a care.